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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Our Scotch Ale begins with a smooth, alcoholic warmth and malty sweetness created by a prolonged two hour boil which promotes moderate kettle caramelization. Maris Otter base malt is accompanied by low amounts of Roasted Barley, Crystal, and Smoked Malts to provide a depth of malt flavor. Northern Brewer hops are added during the boil to balance, but not overpower, the malt sweetness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
From notes, had at Obriens for SDBW. Pours copperish brown with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Nose is caramel, molasses, booze and dark fruit. Taste is well balanced sweet and bitter. Rich. Mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, body is heavy and the finish is long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Pours a clear reddish color, with a caramel colored head. Flavors of sweet malt, caramel, light fruit, and some hops in the finish. Better than average scotch ale, but I dont usually like this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On draught at Baileys. Sweet malty flavor. Sweeter than a typical Scotch ale. A surprise from Hawaii.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Starts off with a malty and sweet, almost rumcake-like aroma. Reddish brown. Strong, sweet and malty. Caramel and toast aftertaste, with some alcohol burn. Did I mention it was sweet and malty?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Too hoppy for a scotch ale. Pours a pretty orange, but this is quite a bizarre example of the style -- seems like the recipe is quite a bit off. Tasty besides that fact.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours a reddish brown. Malty aroma with a big of sweetness to it. Some stone fruit taste in the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6277) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/6/12

Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, caramel malts, and nutty notes
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish color, clear, with minimal head and no lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet, much like the nose component wise, with minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly clean, with a smooth feel, and soft carbonation
Overall Impression: This scotch was another solid draft offering from Maui. I didnt get much of the booze or heat, just a nice sweet malty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2733) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
Probably better than most Scottish versions I have had. Smooth, a touch flinty and oliy, with some judicious berry flavours complementing the chocolate and rich amber toffee. Ever so slighty smokey - like a thin plume wafting overhead. Went down very quickly and a little too easily for a beer of this ABV!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (912) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pretty good scotch ale, one of the best Ive had. Very smooth, alcohol isnt noticable, and the Carmel malt is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
I had this on tap at the brewpub in Kaanapali. It had a nice malty sweetness and was easy drinking.

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